Childcare is a dynamic and vitally important sector which needs high quality staff at all levels. There are many different job roles available, with plenty of opportunity for training and progression. Typical roles include primary school teaching, nursery supervisor, childminder, classroom assistant and working as an Early Years Practitioner. Some people choose to work abroad as a nanny or join a cruise ship as a children’s rep, but there is also potential to progress further to become a Play Therapist or a Health Worker.
Childcare courses at Eastleigh College are taught by professionals, and provide child development and childcare theory from birth to eight years. Each course has a large practical element, which gives you hands-on professional training in pre-schools, day nurseries and schools.
Classrooms at the College have been designed to integrate teaching and learning in one space, which provides an excellent environment. The College also has close links with a wide range of employers, and can help broaden students’ understanding of childcare services through work placements.
Local businesses support Eastleigh College’s annual ‘Chippy of the Year’ awards celebrating the hard work and successes of the college’s carpentry and joinery students and apprentices.
Carpentry and joinery students from Eastleigh College have helped to save a local charity £12,000 by putting their skills to good use carrying out out essential maintenance and decorating.